Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 191901
Grade L14-L21
Salary £65010 to £ 77195 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st January 2025 
Closing Date 12 Noon Friday 07/06/2024
Sharoe Green Lane , Fulwood , Preston , Lancashire , PR2 9HH
Tel: 01772 787037
School website:
Roll: 288
St Clare’s is a happy and vibrant school. We are a caring Catholic community and offer a welcoming environment where the uniqueness of each child is valued and celebrated. Christ is at the centre of our school. Our school philosophy is outlined in our Mission Statement. It reflects our commitment to Catholic education in a happy, supportive and inclusive environment. Our school motto, ‘Play, learn and grow together with Christ’ encapsulates our school mission.

Our children love their school and thrive on the ambitious and carefully sequenced curriculum we have in place. We believe in providing a first-class education for all pupils. We know that in order to achieve this, our children need to be happy, safe and inspired to learn during their time with us. Experienced and dedicated staff ensure that all our children benefit from a curriculum that is adapted to their individual needs. We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds, which we utilise for forest school sessions, sport, drama, gardening and outdoor learning. Our school values show that it is our vision for every child to show kindness and respect to each other. We shape our children to have a passion for learning and to make a difference in the world. We inspire children and open doors to ambition and possibilities; striving for and achieving excellence.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

• a caring, dedicated and inspiring Catholic leader
• instrumental in placing the school at the heart of the parish community
• able to motivate and encourage staff and pupils, to achieve to their full potential
• an excellent communicator who works inclusively with all staff, pupils, parents, governors, the Trust, the Diocese and the wider community
• able to demonstrate a track record in school improvement coupled with the drive, ambition and creativity to further develop our school potential.

In return we can offer:

• A committed team of staff and governors who work closely with each other to create a caring environment with a strong Catholic ethos which values all members of the school’s community.
• Enthusiastic, interested and well-behaved pupils who can make good progress and can achieve high levels of attainment.
• Strong support from the Parish, the Trust and the Diocese. 

Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Mater Ecclesiae has adopted Lancashire County Council’s policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders. This is available to all applicants upon request.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 an online search will be carries out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

More Information can be found at
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Visits to the School:
Applicants are warmly invited and encouraged to visit the school and meet our staff
and pupils.
Please contact Mrs Anne Charnley via school office on 01772 787037or via email at

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Multi Academy Trust or School website. Please send your completed Mater Ecclesiae CES application form to:
You will also be required to complete and submit a Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Disclosure form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.